Building a more active Far North Queensland

Cairns and Far North Queensland sporting clubs are being urged to make an application for a slice of the $29.7 million announced in this week’s federal budget for local sporting infrastructure upgrades. Mr Entsch said the Sports Infrastructure Grants program formed part of the government’s $230 million investment in initiatives to enable more Cairns and…

Powerful new reforms to ensure safe, quality aged care for older residents of Far North Queensland

Senior residents in Far North Queensland and their families will benefit from significant aged care quality reforms announced today by the Federal Government.  At the heart of these reforms, aged care regulation, compliance and complaints handing will be brought together in a new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren…

Historic jobs milestone great news for FNQ

More than one million jobs have been created under the Coalition Government jobactive employment program including 9800 in Far North Queensland. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who visited a local business today that had hired two previously unemployed apprentices, said the job creation milestone had seen the Cairns unemployment rate drop by a staggering 1.3…

Beauty of Leichhardt to be showcased again

From fields of sunflowers in Cairns to the turquoise coral cays of the Torres Strait and everywhere in between, the electorate of Leichhardt boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Australia. Combine that with our vibrant communities, local characters and huge variety of tropical species and it’s clear that local photographers seeking inspiration are…